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Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights

By Penny Vincenzi

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A fabulous collection of short stories and essays by much loved and multi-million-copy bestselling author Penny Vincenzi

From her sweeping novels to her searing journalism, Penny Vincenzi has been writing all her life, and this is a collection of her work brought together in a single edition for the first time.

As well as ten stunning short stories, Penny also shares some of her thoughts on a huge range of subjects from love and relationships to work and families, and gives us a peek at the tantalising first chapter of her new novel, A KIND OF PROMISE - making LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON AND OTHER DELIGHTS a must-have for any Vincenzi fan.

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  • ISBN: 9780755399581
  • Publication date: 01 Aug 2013
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Headline Review
[A] charming miscellany... brought to life with touching, Nora Ephron-like honesty — Daily Mail
Sparkling... just perfect for dipping into — Woman's Weekly
[A]s satisfying as her 800-page glitzy sagas — Daily Express

Praise for Penny Vincenzi:

'Like a glass of champagne: bubbly, moreish and you don't want it to end'

— Daily Express
Teeming with memorable characters, this is pure pleasure, Vincenzi-style — Woman & Home
Deliciously readable — Mail on Sunday
Mesmerising from start to finish — Evening Standard
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Read the first chapter of Penny Vincenzi's irresistible new novel, A QUESTION OF TRUST, for free by downloading this sampler. A QUESTION OF TRUST is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, love, desire and conflict. 'There are few things better in life than ... the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi' Daily Express1950s London. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife Alice shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match.Then out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers. And when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his reputation, his marriage, and most of all, his love for his child.

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A Perfect Heritage

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The House of Farrell - home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953.At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company's figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor - and holder of secrets - extraordinaire. But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline, its customers tempted away by more fashionable brands. Enter Bianca Bailey, formidable business woman, mother of three, and someone who always gets her way. Athina and Bianca lock horns over the future of the House of Farrell but it is the past that tells its devastating tale of ambition and ego, passion and wonder.Here is a tale of survival ... and a kind of promise.

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The Decision

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Set against a vibrant sixties backdrop, this is the story of two bright young things: Eliza, an ex-deb making a splash in the world of fashion, and Matt, a working-class boy carving out a serious name for himself in property. Their story begins with a love affair, closely followed by a marriage, followed by a baby. But whilst their relationship is at first fuelled by passion, it's not of the enduring kind, and soon what started out with such promise descends into a harrowing divorce case and an epic custody battle. With everything at stake for both Eliza and Matt, and neither party willing to give up their little girl without a fight, it's high drama in the courts. Let battle begin...

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From rural England and Hollywood's glory days, to London's theatreland and New York's adland, Penny Vincenzi's An Outrageous Affair explores the many forms love takes, and how it can change us all. A glorious novel for any reader of Jilly Cooper, Elizabeth Buchan or Harriet Evans' A BUTTERFLY SUMMER.'I defy any reader, once they've taken the smallest nibble, not to gobble it all down' Sunday ExpressIn wartime Suffolk, Caroline Hunterton fell in love. Now, decades on, that love becomes the only connection between a tragic Hollywood accident in the 1950s, and a terrible suicide twenty years later. Caroline has spent years trying to keep those secrets from her two daughters, Chloe and Fleur, who have been separated by the Atlantic and have grown up hating one another. But soon, their shared past may be all that can save the family... From rural England and Hollywood's glory days, to London's theatreland and New York's adland, An Outrageous Affair explores the many forms love takes, and how it can change us all.

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Forbidden Places

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Penny Vincenzi's Sunday Times No 1 bestseller, FORBIDDEN PLACES is an unmissable novel about love and marriage, families and secrets, and about wartime and what it does to every accepted social value. 'Deliciously readable' Mail on Sunday. A mesmerising novel perfect for any reader of Jilly Cooper, Santa Montefiore, Kate Morton or Harriet Evans.It is the story of three women and one family. One is married and widowed within five years. She is free to start again. Or is she? The second has a perfect husband she thinks she loves. He becomes a grotesque parody of what he once was. Is that love real? The third becomes trapped in a nightmare marriage. Can the war free her?

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No Angel

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Celia Lytton, strong-willed, tough and courageous, moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions - with the most far-reaching consequences for everyone...For her husband, Oliver, head of the great family publishing house of Lyttons; for Sylvia Miller, whose life of relentless poverty is transformed by Celia's intrusion; for Oliver's daunting elder sister, who is not all she appears to be; and for Sebastian Brooke, with whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all.

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The Dilemma

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An Absolute Scandal

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It was one of the biggest scandals of the 80s. Lloyds. It started with just a few requests for money from various Names. And then the demands got bigger. And bigger. Until thousands of people, some rich, most of them just comfortably off, found their lives ruined, homes gone, relationships wrecked. All because of money. When you do have it, its value isn't that important. When you don't - it's everything. Set against the glittering, adrenaline-fuelled last days of the 80s, AN ABSOLUTE SCANDAL is the ultimate story of the rise and fall in the fortunes of a group of people- and the scandal whose effects were felt across the board. With devastating results ...

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Windfall

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Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a fortune. She is determined to be sensible, to stay in control. Suddenly, for the first time in her life, she is able to do exactly as she likes. She starts to question her marriage, her past, her present and future. The money gives her confidence, and her husband Edward can only look on resentfully as she resumes her medical career, sheds some of her domestic burdens, and re-forms old relationships - one of them of a most dangerous kind. But where did her legacy really come from. and why? Too soon the windfall has become a corrupting force. One that Cassia cannot resist...

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An Absolute Scandal

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A searing portrait of wealthy living, and the highs - and lows - that come with it in a dazzling novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi. Perfect for any reader of Kate Morton, Elizabeth Buchan or Harriet Evans.'Buy on a Friday, get home, turn off the phone and emerge on Monday replete with a tale well told. Guilty pleasures? We certainly all have them and this is better than most' - Daily ExpressThere's nothing like the contentment and security that money can bring. That's how it is for Lucinda, Elizabeth and Flora, living the risk-free dream in the glittering eighties. Houses, holidays, happiness - everything is there for the taking.The financial slide comes crashing into their lives with a vengeance, and everything they've built up so carefully dissolves into a pool of hopelessness, taking self-respect and relationships with it. Now, the secrets will out and within a year, someone will be dead.

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Cassia Fallon has been married to her doctor husband for seven years when her godmother leaves her a fortune. She is determined to be sensible, to stay in control. Suddenly, for the first time in her life, she is able to do exactly as she likes.She starts to question her marriage, her past, her present and future. The money gives her confidence, and her husband Edward can only look on resentfully as she resumes her medical career, sheds some of her domestic burdens, and re-forms old relationships - one of them of a most dangerous kind.But where did her legacy really come from and why? Too soon the windfall has become a corrupting force. One that Cassia cannot resist...(P)1997 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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Almost A Crime

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Scandal, affairs and betrayal abound in ALMOST A CRIME by Penny Vincenzi - perfect for any fan of Kate Morton's The Lake House, or Harriet Evans' The Butterfly Summer.'Deliciously readable' Mail on SundayTom and Octavia Fleming have the perfect power marriage: he is a spin-doctor and she runs a consultancy to the charity industry. They are attractive, rich and successful. Then Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair, and both the discovery and the affair itself have consequences that are potentially fatal. For this is no ordinary affair, but one that leads to terror and danger, and threatens to damage people's lives for ever.

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